‘They Did That’ highlights trailblazing stories of women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and more

History March 17, 2023
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“They Did That” highlights trailblazers and international innovators whose stories might not have fully been told because they were women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, or more. On Somethin’ Else / Sony Music Entertainment’s weekly podcast, learn these people’s diverse stories, how they have impacted our lives, and changed the world.

Takara Small hosts “They Did That.” Among other work and projects, Small previously hosted the series “A Death In Cryptoland” all about entrepreneur and startup founder Gerald Cotten’s mysterious death.

Start the podcast in any order with standalone episodes. So far, the series has released over 15 episodes running less than 45 minutes on average. There are many episodes celebrating extraordinary women, perfect episodes to celebrate Women’s History Month this March and keep the applause going year-round.

A recent episode shared Mary Anning’s story, who is also known as “The Mother of Paleontology.” She started hunting for fossils as a child on the Jurassic Coast of England and turned her hobby into a job after her dad died. Her finds were so major they inspired theories about life on earth and God.

There’s an episode all about revolutionary rocker Sister Rosetta Tharpe who brought Black gospel church sounds to the mainstream and helped shape rock and roll. She went on to inspire artists like Elvis, Keith Richards, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, and Aretha Franklin.

Hear about Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur in another episode. She has risen to the top of her game “with her own team, by following her own playbook” after years of being told to conform.

In 1854, Elizabeth Jennings was one of the first transit activists. She refused to leave the streetcar she was on after she was told to wait for one for Black riders. Jennings was assaulted by the train’s conductor and went to the New York State Supreme Court, winning her case that led to the desegregation of New York City’s transit system.

“They Did That” shares important histories that ought to be heard. Tune in weekly for new episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

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